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HP Expands 3D Printing R&D Center in Barcelona

HP officially unveiled their Jet Fusion 3D printers about a month ago. Now the company announced their plans to expand the international large format and 3D printing centre in Sant Cugat, Barcelona.

Helena Herrero, President of HP Iberia, said: “Our commitment to this latest technology, which is set to reinvent design, prototyping and manufacturing… has resulted in these facilities becoming too small.”

HP invests around € 60 Million a year into the research and development department of the centre, that currently employs 1,700 professionals and registers around 150 patents each year. Ramon Pastor, Vice President and General Manager of Large Format Printing at HP, expects the number of patents to surpass 200 this year.

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According to Pastor, HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology, that allows to economically produce high quality industrial parts, will transform the market in the coming 5 to 10 years. While some of the company’s partners have already set up HP’s first machines, the Jet Fusion 3D printers will officially hit the market end of 2016.